Mr. Lawrence

Mr. Lawrence

Birth Name

Douglas Osowski



Also Known As

Biff Lawrence, Doug Lawrence, Mr. Lawrance
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Doug Lawrence (mostly credited as Mr. Lawrence) has been widely known for his voice acting in various cartoons like Plankton from the Spongebob Squarepants series, Filburt from Rocko's Modern Life, and Edward the Platypus from Camp Lazlo. Doug is a multi-working person, for he's a cartoonist, director, voice…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Mr. Lawrence's favorite Plankton scheme yet is from the episode

    • He is currently creating a new show for Nickelodeon called, "The Kumquat Kwadruplets."

    • When he auditioned for the role of SpongeBob, he said many of SpongeBob's famous lines in Plankton's voice including "I'm ready," and "It's a beautiful day."

    • For Plankton's voice, he based it off imitations of Gregory Peck, and Tony the Tiger.

    • Mr. Lawrence's first SpongeBob episode he wrote after season three was "I Heart Dancing."

    • When Mr. Lawrence first began working on SpongeBob SquarePants, he created and wrote every Plankton episode. As time went on, more writers came on and he wasn't used as a writer again until season seven.

    • He created a short video for youtube entitled "Do the Voice." However, the sound was removed because he used a Prince song in the opening.

    • He claims that out of all the characters on SpongeBob SquarePants, he is probably the most like Plankton, except he isn't "megalomaniacal".

    • He was a ventriloquist in the SpongeBob SquarePants tenth anniversary movie, "Truth or Square."

    • His favorite Plankton stories on SpongeBob SquarePants are ones where Plankton how complex his neurosis really is because he feels that the audience can relate to him.

    • He created a pilot for Film Roman called Hairballs. Eventually, the series' full rights were handed over to Mr. Lawrence; however, the series was never accepted.

    • He created a comedy show entitled Lost on Earth .

    • As a comedian, He performed in New Jersey and Los Angeles, collaborating with legendary comedian Jeremy Kramer and Boston comedy writer Martin Olson.

    • He gets inspired when he reads Dr. Seuss books. He thinks, "You can think of anything." when reading them.

    • He came up with the Spongebob episode 'Krusty Love'. He pushed for the idea of Mr. Krabs and Mrs. Puff hooking up since he first worked on Spongebob.

    • When he does a character that screams a lot (like on the 'Chocolate with Nuts' episode on Spongebob), they have to save the screaming for the end so his voice will be strong enough to do it.

    • He brings his own personality to a character when he does voice work. Like when Plankton is getting angry, he gets angry with him.

    • He enjoys writing and acting when working on a show. He feels they really co-exist with each other.

    • Makes appearances at the Comic Con in San Diego every once in a while.

    • His experiences in stand up comedy, before he got into animation, helped him in his voice work.

    • The Spongebob episode 'Plankton!' was his submission script to audition as a writer for the show, and of course became a main writer for the show. The original title for the script was called 'Deep Cover' and it got changed into 'Plankton!'.

    • He has made personal appearances for Spongebob and loves it when he gets these little boys who come up to him because they love the way Plankton acts. He said, "It's funny because it's the same thing I would have connected with as a kid."

    • Mr.Lawrence and Clancy Brown, (The voice of Mr.Krabs), joke that they actually have some kind of a feud going on. Clancy pretends that Mr. Lawrence had parked in his space and stuff like that.

    • Spongebob Squarepants audiobooks are read by Mr. Lawrence.

    • Mr. Lawrence says that they're are two sides of Planktons voice; The mean side and the nice side.

    • Mr. Lawrence can be heard in the background on SpongeBob SquarePants whenever there's a catastrophe yelling, "My Leg!"

    • Mr. Lawrence and another crew member during the production of Rocko's Modern Life convinced Joe Murray to voice Ralph Bighead, the cartoonist in the show that Murray satirized himself.

    • If you want to hear Mr. Lawrence's normal voice then watch the episode of Rocko's Modern Life called, "I Have No Son". He's the orange rabbit that interviews Mr. Bighead after everyone figures out that Ralph wants to be a cartoonist.

    • Fellow Rocko's Modern Life writer Jeff "Swampy" Marsh says this about Mr.Lawrence in an interview, "You would really have to know Doug to understand (or not understand) his unique sense of humor. He was a stand-up comic for a while and his act was truly brilliant, unique, strange and sincerely off-the-wall. Why Doug did many of the things he did will, I'm sure, remain a mystery to us forever. That was just Doug. I must say that I consider it a privileged to have had the opportunity to work with him."

    • Mr. Lawrence likes watching "Monty Python"

    • Mr. Lawrence made up the Fatheads segment that first appears on the Rocko's Modern Life episode, "I Have No Son."

    • He likes "The Daily show".

    • Mr. Lawrence was a Layout Artist on Ren and Stimpy during the second and third seasons.

    • In the live action segment at the beginning and the end of the SpongeBob SquarePants episode, "Franken Doodle," Mr. Lawrence made an appearance as the artist who looses his pencil.

    • In the Rocko's Modern Life episode, "Road Rash", one of the biker guys is modeled after him.

    • He created the Rocko's Modern Life character Peaches.

    • He added all the pineapple references in Rocko's Modern Life.

    • On the episode of Rocko's Modern Life called,"To Heck and Back", he goes by the name Biff Lawrence in the opening credits.

    • He originally tried out for the role of Spongebob Squarepants instead of Plankton.

  • Quotes

    • Mr. Lawrence: [Plankton's] such an idiot; he's never going to get the formula-he can't get it.

    • Mr. Lawrence: Larry the Lobster, he...he has issues.

    • Mr. Lawrence: When writing this scene (in Karate Choppers where Spongebob and Sandy finally give into their karate desires) we had to make sure we had the proper frustration to it.

    • Mr. Lawrence: I auditioned for the role of Spongebob. I went up and said "I'm ready. I'm ready."

    • When talking about why he goes by Mr. Lawrence instead of Doug Lawrence he said, "Making up a name for myself was kind of fun."

    • He has said, "If I ever do an auto-biography, that's what I'll call it. Save the Screaming for the End..."

    • Mr. Lawrence: I have to admit that I push for writing as many Plankton episodes as possible.

  • Great actor and writer.

    Mr. Lawrence is pretty amazing with villainous roles for cartoons. I think that he does a pretty good job at playing the voice of Plankton from SpongeBob and while Plankton is evil, I know that Mr. Lawrence is obviously not. Another thing that I like about him is that he wrote some of the SpongeBob episodes that I like. I am going to give this man a 10/10.
  • Love his work

    He has got to be the weirdest voice actor I've ever heard. But he makes the voices work and that's a good thing. He's a pretty good writer and a really great voice actor. He puts a lot of strength into his voice and has the perfect bad guy/mean person voice. He's also a really funny person putting some accent into the characters he voices. Overall, he's a really strange yet funny voice actor and writer with a weird sense of humor. He also did a lot of voices for Spongebob Squarepants. Well, most of the funny ones that is.moreless